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Zwabu
Aug 7, 2006



https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/769902.Sandkings

Have you guys read Sandkings, the horror-scifi short story/novella by George RR Martin? I first read it as a kid over thirty years ago when it was published in Omni magazine and it blew me away.

Please disregard any opinions re Game of Thrones good or bad, very different material here.

PM me if interested in it.

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Zwabu
Aug 7, 2006



Bilirubin posted:

OK so I'm several stories into Books of Blood (all volumes are combined--these are the first from volume 1) and I have to post up. I've never read Clive Barker before but he's funny, engaging, sympathetic, entertaining, also loves him some gore and gross imagery. Protagonists are just as likely to persevere and survive just fine as die in gruesome, horrible ways. Usually both in sequential stories. After all of the psychological horror I've been reading this hits in the gut in just the right way. Really really enjoying this so far

Clive Barker is/was a very gifted writer. It's a bit of a contentious issue sometimes here on the forums but I personally think his short stories are way stronger than his novels. Books of Blood are dope.

I just saw a film on Hulu called Books of Blood that's anthology horror but I don't recognize the stories as being from Clive Barker, are they? It was okay but only the first story was really strong IMO.

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